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Element of art that refers to light and dark areas. Value depends on how much light a surface reflects.
Charcoal in its most natural state. It is made by heating vines until only the charred, black sticks of carbon remain.
Technique for creating the illusion of depth for three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface known as a picture plane.
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing; polish
The use of light and shadow to give a feeling of depth.
Surface of a drawing.
a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a picture for locating points
A group of nonmoving objects that are subject matter for a work of art.
The placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art.
Empty area surrounding a shape or form. Also called ground.
Principle of art that combines elements in a work of art to create size relationships of elements to the whole artwork and to each other.
Drawing the edges or contours of figures of objects.
Drawing gestures or movements of the body.
A branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and value of art.
The point on the horizon where receding parallel lines meet in a perspective drawing.
Principle of art that arranges elements in a work of art to create a sense of stability.
A black or very dark-colored, brittle substance made of carbon.
Elements of Art
The basic components, or building blocks used to create works of art: Line, shape, form, value, texture, space and color.
Suggested or implied texture.
Use of media to create a finished artwork by shading, coloring, texturing, etc.
attempt to represent subject matter truthfully
Helps to see changes in values more clearly.
placing one object in front of another to show space and distance
small, quick sketches that help with planning the composition
Objects that are further away are usually higher on the work of art
lines that describe form and volume
the areas with the lightest tone
A window we look through to help with framing the composition
Rule of thirds
An image is split into thirds as a guideline for where to place elements
objects that are closer are usually lower on the work
The materials used to create a work of art
a quick, loose sketch that defines the mass or movement of an object